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Entries are still coming in for the Mason Dixon 500

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — SoBo is still receiving entries from competitors who will attempt to make the field for the 250-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race, which will be the co-featured attraction of the Mason Dixon 500 this weekend at South Boston Speedway.

Practice for the two events will be held on Friday, October 16, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, and will be followed by qualifying time trials for both races, which will get cranked up at 4 p.m. Heat races for the NASCAR Late Models will get the green flag following shortly behind qualifying.

Grandstand gates will open on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. A NASCAR Late Model last chance 50-lap race will get the green flag at noon and will be followed by a Fan Appreciation Session on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval. The first race of the day on Saturday, Oct. 17 will get the green flag at 3:00 p.m.

The pre-entry list for the NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race holds drivers such as Philip Morris, the 2006, 2008, and 2009 NASCAR Weekly Series national champion, Brandon Butler, David Triplett, Jr., Bruce Anderson, Deac McCaskill, Nick Smith, C.E. Falk, III, and Wayne Ramsey to name a few. You can check out the full entry list on the track's website.

In addition to two exciting 250-lap races at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval, the Bandito Brothers out of Los Angeles, CA will be present shooting scenes for the national NASCAR Home Tracks commercial for next year.

NASCAR is picking a perfect weekend to visit South Boston Speedway, as the two-day Mason Dixon 500 will be highlighted by a 250-lap race for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division and a 250-lap shootout for the drivers in the PASS Super Late Model Series.

Advance tickets are on sale for the two feature races on Saturday, Oct. 17, and are priced at $15 each. The ticket price will increase to $20 on race day. Tickets can be ordered via telephone by contacting the track office at (434) 572-4947 or they can be purchased at the speedway office.

Just two weeks after the Mason-Dixon 500 at South Boston Speedway, the USARacing Pro Cup Series, formerly known as the Hooters Pro Cup Series, championship will be waged on the four-tenths mile asphalt oval. The 250-lap race will help decide the 2009 USARacing Pro Cup Series champion.

Also scheduled for action on Oct. 31 will be a 100-lap event for the Limited Sportsman Division. Many of the area's top Limited Sportsman Division teams are expected to be on hand for that event.

The Oct. 31 event will also feature hayrides and a Halloween costume contest, welcome to all ages. Grand prize is $500 for the best-dressed costume contestant.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947



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